Our Team 2017-09-06T20:39:08+00:00

GLOBAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

TIM AUTREY

CEO / FOUNDER PPI

Tim Autrey is a recognized thought leader in human performance. Through his ground-breaking approach known as Practicing Perfection® and creation of the Practicing Perfection Institute (PPI), he has helped organizations around the world develop next-level leadership while enhancing safety and reducing human error. Tell me more…

STACEY HEFNER

VICE PRESIDENT – UTILITY SERVICES

Stacey Hefner has spent the majority of her professional career in the safety and health field. With a background in Communication and Training, she has combined her skills to assist people and organizations in creating a safe and healthy work environment. Tell me more…

BOB CATINAZZO

VICE PRESIDENT – LAW ENFORCEMENT / GOVERNMENT SERVICES

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Supervisory Special Agent [retired] Bob Catinazzo is a recognized expert in human performance facilitation, error reduction, and culture transformation throughout the law enforcement community. Over the course of his 20-year law enforcement career, Bob has represented the DEA as an instructor in many law Enforcement Conferences in the US and abroad. Tell me more…

RITU BUDAKOTI

VICE PRESIDENT – HU ACADEMY / PPI FACILITATOR

Ritu Budakoti has spent majority of her professional life working in the education sector. She has the distinction of being honored with the prestigious Gold Medal for academic excellence for her Masters in Botany from HNB University, India. Her passion for knowledge continued and she graduated with Summa Cum Laude securing a GPA of 4.0, successfully completing her Master’s in Education from Keene State College, USA. Tell me more…

DAVID GALLOWAY

MASTER FACILITATOR, CERTIFIED MASTER BLACK BELT AND LEAN SIX SIGMA DEPLOYMENT LEADER

David Galloway has 30+ years of experience in manufacturing and business process leadership. After graduating from Penn State, Dave enjoyed a long career in the paper industry. He held many leadership positions in all segments of the business – including engineering, research, operations, logistics, quality, and process improvement. Tell me more..

NICOLE DENINGER

PPI MASTER FACILITATOR

Nicole has spent the majority of her professional career supporting military initiatives, both as a soldier and civilian. She began her career as an enlisted soldier, performing as a quartermaster and maintenance technician for chemical and specialized equipment. Nicole credits 8 years of combined service experience in the U.S. Army & Army National Guard as the launch of a life purposed to empower others to overcome circumstance, and to dictate their own goals and outcomes. Tell me more…

MIKE BLEVINS

PPI CERTIFIED; COO, LUMINANT (RETIRED), EXECUTIVE COACH – PPI

Mike Blevins is retired and a consultant to the energy industry. As an executive consultant, Mike has worked with various companies on new nuclear licensing, design, construction, operations readiness and staffing. In addition, he serves as a coach for several senior nuclear and corporate executives, advises on organizational development, emergency planning, market analysis, human performance and other topics. Tell me more…

CHERYL DEMARAIS

STRATEGIC ASSISTANT

Cheryl Demarais grew up in the shore area of New Jersey. Having graduated a year earlier then her peers with high honors and numerous awards, she has extensive background in all areas of office management and administration. She has spent the majority of her career in the health care industry and has also lead efforts in disaster recovery planning and prevention before moving to Holly Springs, North Carolina in July of 2009. Tell me more…

STEVEN BRIDGES

MEDIA DIRECTOR

Steven Bridges grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina where he attended U.N.C.W. and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Film Studies. He went on to become a professional sous chef at many private golf clubs and country clubs.Steven also attended Wake Technical College to further his passion for film and animation. There he studied 3-D animation software, motion graphics software, and computer programming. Tell me more…

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